Van Gogh Iris Paint & Sip

Paint & Sip, 3.15.15

Paint & Sip, 3.15.15

I went to another paint & sip event yesterday afternoon – this time it was “Van Gogh Iris”.  I have mixed feelings about this, but I guess it turned out ok.  I’m not crazy about my irises, buuuuut, oh well.  It was fun.  Makes me want to try some more painting on my own.  I think all of my acrylic paints are dried up, though, so I’ll have to buy some more.

I have another post coming later – the last of the Loomis mannikins from the book I’m working from, at least until I attempt to draw some of my own.

Another Paint & Sip

Paint and Sip, 2.7.15

Paint and Sip, 2.7.15

My mother and I went to another local paint & sip event this past Saturday & above is the painting that I did (a forsythia & dragonfly).  Comparing it with the previous one I did in November 2014, I do see some improvement.  I like the dragonfly a bit more than the butterflies, & I kind of like how my flower pedals came out.  This was done in acrylic paints & was done in about 2 – 2.5 hours.

I decided to do try my hand at some watercolor painting yesterday, so I’ll do another post on that either later today or tomorrow.

 

Paint Nite!

Paint Nite 11.24.14

Paint Nite 11.24.14

As promised, here is a somewhat crummy photo of a somewhat crummy painting I did at at one of those paint and sip nights that have become really popular around here.  For those who haven’t heard of them, it’s an event where there is a featured painting with a level of difficulty (ours was “easy”), an artist on hand to demonstrate how to paint it, and a bunch of people like me and my mother who are there to learn how to paint that particular painting.  And it’s held at a bar or restaurant or some sort of place where alcohol can be served – although, being the teetotaler that I am, I only had water.  The whole thing was about 2 – 2.5 hours and it was pretty fun! Continue reading